FOX 47 - Health News
"Sigmund Freud talked about two primary impulses that kind of all human beings have: sexual and aggressive impulses," said psychologist Dr. Scott Bea at Cleveland Clinic. "And I think at Halloween you can see that costumes can sometimes embody these impulses. Things that people can't experience in their every day life they may take to time to experiment with during Halloween."
Psychologists say we have a "conscious self" that we show during our everyday life, but we also have a hidden side which we are more comfortable showing during Halloween.
And, if Freakfest -- Madison's State Street Halloween bash -- is any indication, people are more likely to lose their inhibitions or expand their range of behavior on Halloween because their costume allows them to feel anonymous.
"What I do think is interesting is that-of all the people who get dressed up-about 45 percent are actually adults," said Dr. Bea. "Adults really enjoy this whole thing. This is an extension of childhood, I think, for us as adults to get dressed up and play and masquerade."
The National Retail Federation expects some of the more popular adult costumes this year to be witches, vampires, and pirates.
Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!
Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)
|Immigrant children receive adult dose of hepatitis A vaccine at detention center|
About 250 immigrant children were given an adult dose of a hepatitis A vaccine at a Texas detention facility where they were being held with their mothers, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.
|5 essential tricks for treating a sunburn|
Of course you understand the importance of sunscreen, but sometimes, no matter how diligent you were with reapplying, you still end up getting too much sun.
|Detoxifying summer foods to fight inflammation|
Summer is all about warmer weather and fresh foods. It’s the perfect time of year to start eating nutrient-dense foods that fight inflammation. A decade of digging into the source of my illness has shown me that chronic inflammation is the root cause of many ailments.
|Washington motel closes after possible outbreak of Legionnaires' disease|
Thurston County health officials say a Super 8 Motel in Lacey has voluntarily closed while officials investigate a possible outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.
|How much do home births actually cost?|
Choosing to have your baby at home is a deeply personal decision, one often rooted in moral beliefs and weighed carefully against safety concerns.
Tonight on FOX 47
1:00pm Ring of Honor Wrestling
2:00pm Women's World Cup Pregame
2:45pm 2015 Women's World Cup "3rd Place Match - England vs. Germany"
5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Two and a Half Men
6:00pm MLB on FOX: "Brewers vs. Reds"
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:30pm Paid Program
10:00pm Animation Domination
11:00pm Ring of Honor Wrestling